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want to scan a text file for everyline that starts like this an echo it
03/10 11:16:05AM | q1 | INSERT INTO payments


datetime | q1 | INSERT INTO payments
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
Filegetcontents will load the file
Explode on \r\l or whatever your new line is
Foreach line in your new array of lines look for whatever ad echo it if it's there.
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rgb192Author Commented:
I dont understand what the regular expression would be
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Doug WaltonDatabase AdministratorCommented:
Maybe something kind of like this:
$fp = fopen("FILEPATH", "r");

while ($line = fgets($fp))
{
  $first = trim(strtok($line, "|"));
  if(strtotime($first) != false)  //see if it's a date
  {
    $second = trim(strtok("|"));
    if($second == "q1")  //make sure it says q1
    {
        $third = trim(strtok("|"));
        if(strncmp($third, "INSERT INTO payments", 20) == 0) //if it's an insert, print it.
          echo $line;
    }
  }
}

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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
to clarify my previous answer:
$file = filegetcontents('filepath');
$lines = explode($file,'\r\n');
foreach($lines as $line)
{
//do the regex or what doug put here
}

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rgb192Author Commented:
$fp = fopen("FILEPATH", "r");

while ($line = fgets($fp))
{
  $first = trim(strtok($line, "|"));
  if(strtotime($first) != false)  //see if it's a date
  {
    $second = trim(strtok("|"));
    if($second == "q1")  //make sure it says q1
    {
        $third = trim(strtok("|"));
        if(strncmp($third, "INSERT INTO payments", 20) == 0) //if it's an insert, print it.
          echo $line;
    }
  }
}

how to make this end at |  (the fourth |)
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rgb192Author Commented:
i meant the third |
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rgb192Author Commented:
both code samples answer the question.  I need to re ask question to find out what is after the third |
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Doug WaltonDatabase AdministratorCommented:
If you just do another strtok("|") that should get what's after the third |.  Does that help?
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